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That Was Fast: Crawl, NIKO, 48 Others Greenlit

Walk before you can Crawl

Seems like only yesterday that we were posting about Crawl's spiffy new hot-pink-emblazoned Steam Greenlight page, and that's because it was. In what has to be some kind of record, it's already emerged from Valve's crowd-run dungeon with keys to the Steam kingdom in hand. Why, before you know it, Crawl will probably be learning to drive, graduating from college, and serving minimal time for its first white collar crime. They grow up so fast. Other standouts from this week's 50-strong Greenlight selection include NIKO: Through The Dream and open-world horror-thon Memories of A Fisherman.

Here's the full list, courtesy of Valve's kindly update elves:

  • 100% Orange Juice
  • 18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 2
  • Age of Blood: The Scourge
  • Atajrubah
  • Backstage Pass
  • Crawl
  • Crio-Dead:Memory
  • Decadence
  • Diadra Empty
  • Dino Storm
  • Disrupt
  • Doom & Destiny
  • Fall Weiss
  • Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel
  • FreeFall Tournament
  • Gang Beasts
  • Grow
  • HuniePop
  • HyperSonic 4
  • KLASH: Psychic Warfare
  • Livalink
  • LogicBots
  • Lost Squad
  • Lucent Heart
  • Magicians & Looters
  • Memories of a Fisherman
  • Monstrum
  • My Lands
  • NIKO: Through The Dream
  • Paper Dungeons
  • Prison Tycoon Alcatraz
  • Project Temporality
  • Red Goddess
  • ReVeN
  • Rift Rush
  • Robot Rescue Revolution
  • Sierra Ops
  • Star Rift
  • Steel Armor - Blaze of War
  • Strategic War in Europe
  • Super Chibi Knight
  • Telepath Tactics
  • The Curse of Blackwater
  • Vampire Hurts
  • Vendetta Online
  • Volt
  • Wildlife Park 3
  • ZED - Absolution

The games are many, but the ones I have any more than a passing familiarity with are sadly few. Crawl looks incredible, NIKO alluringly mysterious, and Memories of a Fisherman promisingly ambitious, but beyond that there's... uhhhhh. Oh, hm, Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel looks like a madly detailed throwback to ancient Disney animation, and Atajrubah is about Arabian folklore and architecture. Those could turn out interesting.

Also, there's 18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 2, which quite obviously wears its trucker hat on its sleeve. Can it unseat Euro Truck Simulator 2 as the most quietly evocative piece of art gaming has ever produced? Time will tell, but regardless I think someone needs to install a truck stop in the Louvre stat.

See anything you like? See anything you despise with every last screeching fiber of your black heart? Also, what's still missing? Has anything - both recent or older - slipped through Greenlight's abyssal cracks?

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